I was only able to catch the last hour of the Billboard Award Show 2011. The Billboard Awards had been around since 1989, but gave out what appeared to be its last award in 2006. This year, the show was brought back. I forgot the Award show was on until I notice folks commenting on my Facebook newsfeed. I did not miss much….most of the performances were lackluster and that is putting it kindly. What was that with Britney Spears at the end of Nikki Minaj performance? The singer barely performed for more than 15 seconds as she paraded on the stage with Nikki Minaj. Below is “Run the World (Girls).” Beyoncé took the stage in a skin-baring costume, before accepting Billboard’s Millennium Award.
Beyonce’s performance was the hottest performance of the entire Billboard Award show….although the buzz around the Internet is Rihanna and Britney gave a steamy performance. I beg to differ….Neil Diamond leading the audience in a sing-a-long to “Sweet Caroline” and “America” was the biggest surprise of the night.